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Aylesbury Vale supports the Sky Ride cycling campaign

Archived press release

Date Published: 20/07/11

Cyclists

Cyclists

Aylesbury Vale District Council has teamed up with British Cycling and Sky and joined the Sky Ride campaign to get one million more people into bike riding by 2013.

It’s the largest ever campaign to get people riding bikes for fun.

As a campaign partner Aylesbury Vale is hosting a series of Sky Ride Local rides on Sundays throughout the summer around the whole district. The free local rides for friends and families are at four different levels from Ride Easy to Ride Strong, so there’s something for everyone.

Rides are led by a friendly British Cycling trained ride leader. Aylesbury Vale is also one of the first places to roll out British Cycling’s Breeze network of free, informal social bike rides and support by women, for women.

And British Cycling is bringing its Bike Maintenance Workshops to Aylesbury Vale later in the year, to help everyone keep riding with confidence. British Cycling’s recreational cycling team is supporting the council and the cycling community to promote cycling for fun across the district all year round.

Councillor David Thompson, Cabinet Member for Leisure, said: “We are proud to get involved in the Sky Ride campaign. Aylesbury Vale is a great place to enjoy a Sky Ride Local ride. Fewer women than men ride bikes regularly and we look forward to helping women to have some fun on a bike through the Breeze network. The Sky Ride campaign offers something for everyone.”

For full details on how to get involved in the Sky Ride campaign in Aylesbury Vale and to register for all activities visit: www.goskyride.com

For more information, please contact: Nick West-Oram, British Cycling Recreation Manager, Central NickWest-Oram@britishcycling.org.uk

Background information:

Sky is British Cycling’s principal partner from the elite level including GB Cycling Team and Team Sky, to grass roots encouraging people whatever their age or ability to get on their bikes and have fun.

Sky Ride Local rides are free, small, weekly community bike rides that give participants the chance to get out and explore your local area. Led by a British Cycling trained leader, who is on hand to provide support and tips on how to improve for people of any age or ability they will be taking place across the country this summer.

Bucks Sport, NHS Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Cluster are also partners funding the project.

Contact information

Contact:

Lesiure services

Telephone:

01296 585301

Email:

leisureservices@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk